Morimoto Waikiki

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Morimoto Waikiki

Morimoto Waikiki was our second restaurant for celebrity "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto. Like the design for Morimoto Napa, the goal was to impart the essence of Japanese design principles without directly referencing specific Japanese culture. This was accomplish by maintaining simplicity and a limited number of colors and textures, like the simplicity of a zen garden. Natural artifacts like live moss and large corals are used as art pieces throughout, including coral fixtures in the ceiling that are lit from above and moss inside glass tables, giving the impression of dining on a flowing stream.

For more behind-the-scenes info and insights into our design process, see the Case Study in our Dine section!